The African King of Comedy to headline the 02 Arena in
When you think of prominent black American comedians, Michael Blackson may not be a name that automatically comes to mind. However the self styled African King of Comedy! has garnered the kind of respect amongst his peers which is often reserved for the likes of Chris Rock and Chris Tucker. In a slight Ghanaian accent Blackson uses his Ghanaian heritage and American life experiences in his stand up comedy routine to great effect.
Blackson developed his comedic talent in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania beginning in 1992. He has also performed in many well-known comedy competitions such as the 1992 USA Comedy Central Tour in Philadelphia, the 1993 Schlitz Malt Liquor Comedy Tour in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and the 1996 Urban Comedy Festival in New York City. From 1999-2000. Blackson also competed in the Laffapolooza Comedy Festival in Atlanta and the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition in Oakland, California in 2001.
He moved up the acting ladder with his most notable onscreen performance as “Angry African” in the 2000 comedy film Next Friday, produced by Ice Cube’s film production company Cubevision. In 2005 he released his top-selling comedy sketch CD entitled Modasucka: Welcome to America. Also in 2005, he made an appearance on, TV series 30 Rock, P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO, and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central. In 2007, he was in the movie Repos with Master P (written and produced by Master P). In 2010, he appeared in B.o.B’s “I’ll Be in the Sky” music video. In 2011, he recently appeared on BET “The Mo’Nique Show” which his appearance had him trending on Twitter& also going on his third appearance on TBS Series Are We There Yet. In 2011, Michael recently starred on Starz’s Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-up which had 3 million views on Youtube and Showtime’s Shaquille O’Neal All Star Comedy Jam plus he is currently headlining Shaq All Star Comedy Jam Tour.
He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the USA, and his performances leave audiences laughing in tears. There’s no mistaking Blackson for any other comedian when he takes the stage. He is a must see!
Michael Blackson will be headlining the World Superstar’s of Comedy show on the 3 November 2013 at the Indigo 02 in London. Blackson will be representing the USA/Ghana and the night also features; Richard Blackwood (Jamaica), Slim (Jamaica), Will E Robo (USA), Eddie Cadi (Congo), Kojo (Ghana) and Curtis Walker (Jamaica)
To book tickets visit – http://www.theo2.co.uk/indigo2/view-event.html?eventId=8773
Ben JK Anim-Antwi (@Kwesitheauthor)